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Sunday, 13 November 2011

MY TRIUMPH BUILD

 LAST YEAR I FINISHED BUILDING MY TRIUMPH "THING". THEN IT TOOK ME A FURTHER YEAR AND ANOTHER ENGINE BUILD TO GET THE FUCKING THING RUNNING PROPERLY. WHAT FOLLOWS IS A FEW PICKIES OF THE BUILD.

THIS IS AFTER I HAD MADE THE PIPES AND FITTED THE DRY CLUTCH FOR THE FIRST TIME.
THE CLUTCH IS MADE BY 'BOB NEWBY' IF YOU NEED A CLUTCH GIVE HIM YOUR MONEY AS HE IS A BLOODY TOP BLOKE.
 THIS IS ME, MID WINTER BEARD AND DRESSING GOWN COMBO. A VERY NICE LOOK YOU MAY AGREE.
 THIS IS THE BLANK FOR THE TANK THAT I CARVED OUT OF OAK (WE WERE SNOWED IN SO I HAD TO DO SOMETHING).
 THIS IS THE TANK NEARLY FINNISHED. MY MATE DAVE DID MOST OF THE METAL FORMING. THE FRONT CURVES ARE A STAINLESS STEEL BOWL CUT IN HALF.
I LOVE THE LOOK OF RAW STEEL AND WELDS, SO THE NEXT BIKE I BUILD WILL BE TOTALLY RAW STAINLESS.
 THE TANK FITTED.

 I BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF AN OLD COPPER BOILER AND WRAPPED IT AROUND THE TANK, OVER SOME OLD LEATHER.
 STRAPPED THE COPPER TO THE TANK WITH SOME LEATHER BELTS I MADE.
 FINNISHED TANK IN PLACE. NOTE THE OIL TANKS. THAY ARE OLD BRASS FIRE EXTINGUISHERS BUT UNFORTUNATELY I COULDN'T GET THEM TO FLOW ENOUFE OIL. SO I WELDED UP A MORE NORMAL LOOKING ONE.
 THE FIRST RIDE. IT DONT HANDLE TOO BAD BUT THE PONY SEAT ON VALVE SPRINGS ISN'T DEAD COMFORTABLE, BUT LOOKS COOL AS HELL SO IT'S STAYIN.
THE BIKE IS GOING TO BE IN "BACK STREET HEROES" AT THE END OF NOVEMBER SO CHECK IT OUT.
THIS WINTER I'M GIVING MY HARLEY SPORTSTER A FULL ON SORT OUT. ILL KEEP YOU POSTED WITH ALL PROGRESS.
STAY TUNED.

2 comments:

The Tinslecat said...

nice work. good to see a bike being build using brute force!

OILY RAG said...

brute force and ignorance allways gets results.
Rob